This might be a weird question for this forum, but you folks seem pretty resourceful, so I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction...
I actually stumbled across this site because I'm beginning to think (my wife might say "fantasize") about completely re-doing our back yard. But realistically, that's going to still be a year or two off, so for now I have to make do with what we have. I'm doing some little tweaks to improve the usability, but for obvious reasons I don't want to invest a ton into it.
One of the problems I'm trying to solve is a lack of light at the grilling station. The yard actually has a low-voltage lighting system, but it's completely shot (e.g. breaks in the wires in multiple places), and I think it's beyond repair. At least, after most of an afternoon tracing the wires to find the breaks, I gave up... So I'm looking for an alternate solution for getting more light at the grill. I've of course seen the ubiquitous battery-powered grill lights, but I want something a little better than that. I'd like more light than those put out, and I also don't want to have to keep changing batteries. I do have an AC receptacle available. Ideally I'd like something I can just leave out there and not have to worry too much about the weather (it doesn't snow here or anything), so a plain old desk lamp isn't really ideal. And I'd like something that's not obnoxiously ugly.